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Vegan Roast Vegetable & Butter Bean Lasagna

I made a butter bean dip for a neighbours party a few weeks ago and I have to say, I was amazed.
I opted for super simple: butter beans, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper & parsley…
Smeared on a plate (with more olive oil of course) and it was a hit! With the neighbours that is… there was none left by the time the guests arrived!
It’s luxuriantly creamy texture got me thinking of the endless possibilities for this guilt free pleasure…
So. My one day off finally arrives, and what do I find?
A fridge full of uneaten veggie goodness from last week’s farmers markets! Naughty naughty, Sammy.
I must save them!
Lasagna it is!
Which is where my idea of creamy butter bean purée comes in…  As a creamy vegan replacement for a bechamel sauce!

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Say Uncle

My Dad’s brother Terry came up from Sydney for a visit, a special dinner was in order!

A starter of Marinated Baby Octopus on a Mediterranean Salad

With Roasted Red Capsicums, Artichokes, Mushrooms, Kalamata Olives & Fetta, With a Chili & Lemon Dressing.

And the main event…
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Nasu Dengaku – Grilled Miso Glazed Eggplant

There are plenty of recipes online for this delicious Japanese dish…

All varying slightly of course, so i’ll let you choose one on your own if you feel the need for measurement etc.

But as an overview, it goes a little something like this… Continue reading

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Hummous & Babaghanouj

However you spell them, they are both heavenly spreadable dippity goodness… Couldn’t live without them.

A tasty breakfast plate of Hummous, Babaghanouj, Rocket & Asparagus with lots of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Let’s call it EVOO from now yeah?)  Was delicious on rye toast!

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Carrot, Leek & Ginger Soup

A warming but lightish soup fit for all seasons… Continue reading

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